Travellers yearning to explore Stonehenge or Machu Piccu's Inca ruins (in
photo) better start packing, as both are on a list of endangered destinations,
according to a British travel magazine. In its second annual "Threatened
Wonders List", Wanderlust has identified eight top travel spots that have been
1.MACHU PICCHU: Peru's famous ruins is is plagued by trash and encroaching
minibus routes. Up to 2,500 tourists a day trample the mountainside ruins,
making it impossible to protect against wear and tear.
1. MACHU PICCHU: The legendary lost city which has intrigue the world since its
rediscovery in 1911. Visitors can study the unforgettable lofty achievements of
Incan architecture and weigh the many local theories about its past.
2. STONEHENGE: The world's most famous prehistoric site and a centre for
British pagan celebration.
2. STONEHENGE: TravelLers should avoid unless they wish to see a carpark and
glimpse the stone monoliths from a disappointingly remote viewing area, the
3. JAISALMER: The desert town in the India state of Rajasthan is also on the
magazine's list of vanishing sites. Sandstone blocks of the infamous Jaisalmer
fort, built in 1156, are shifting and crumbling with many pointing to the
leaking sewage system as a reason, the Smithsonian magazine said.